Many of our charterers enjoy a mid charter stopover at Hamilton Island, overnight marina bookings are available and there are many activities to choose from suitable for all ages, and certainly an abundance of restaurants, bars and resorts. If you are flying in or out of Hamilton Island Airport, you can also begin and/or finish your charter here, the cost is $450 each way. Affectionately known as ‘Hammo’ the island is also home to the striking Hamilton Island Yacht Club, designed to reflect the silhouettes of full sails and celebrate the Whitsundays marine lifestyle. Only a third of the island is developed, and there are more than a dozen walking trails to explore the hidden coves, amazing island views or a picnic at one of the various spots scattered through the bushland. You will also find an array of Australian wildlife – including wallabies, goannas, sea eagles, kites, ospreys, sulphur-crested cockatoos and kookaburras. If you’re hoping to get close to some iconic Australian wildlife, WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is one of only a few places in the world where you can experience cuddling a koala.